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Looking for info on Grandparents

Postby SamCec » 01 Mar 2009, 21:27

Hi:

My grandparents (father's side) were born and raise in Caccamo, Sicily. The spelling of there last name somehow got changed on their entry into the USA.
My grandfather's name was : Filippo Cicala Birth date approx. 1874; Grandmother maiden name was:Nacasia Garifo, Birth Date approx. 1883

Any information would be appreciated. Like many individuals, I am trying to do a family geniology.
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Re: Looking for info on Grandparents

Postby misbris » 01 Mar 2009, 23:11

Hi and welcome to the forum, :D :D

Don't know if you already have it, but I am posting your grandparents' manifest for reference.

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0025

They were travelling with his brother Giorgio and going to his brothers Mariano and Nicasio in Philly.

Looks like it is spelled Cecala on the original record and that is how it is filed on the Ellis Island site.

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Re: Looking for info on Grandparents

Postby Biff83 » 01 Mar 2009, 23:15

Hello Sam and Welcome to IG

For reference:

1903 manifest for Filippo and Nicasia lines 24 and 25
Destination Philadelphia PA to join Filippo's brothers Nicasio and Mariano. Travelling with another brother Giorgio on line 26.

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Re: Looking for info on Grandparents

Postby Biff83 » 01 Mar 2009, 23:23

Hi MJ!

Brother Giorgio second trip in 1912
Leaves father Filippo in Caccamo
Destination Philadelphia to join brother Filippo
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Page 2

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Re: Looking for info on Grandparents

Postby Biff83 » 01 Mar 2009, 23:36

Looks like Filippo was hospitalized at Ellis Island for a few days:

Prinz Oskar 1903 Detainee List lines 19-21

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Re: Looking for info on Grandparents

Postby SamCec » 02 Mar 2009, 00:19

Biff83:

Wow--where do you come up with this info? Is there anyway I can find out there exact birth date and place of birth? Possible there parents name?
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Re: Looking for info on Grandparents

Postby PeterTimber » 02 Mar 2009, 03:36

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Re: Looking for info on Grandparents

Postby Biff83 » 02 Mar 2009, 13:40

Sam,

I located the manifests on the Ellis Island site and the detainee list on Ancestry. Also located the following on Ancestry.

WWI Draft Reg Card for Filippo
Name: Filippo Cecola
City: Philadelphia
County: Philadelphia
State: Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 5 Oct 1874
Nearest relative: Mary (Nicasia?) Cecala

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Re: Looking for info on Grandparents

Postby SamCec » 02 Mar 2009, 15:01

Biff:
This site, you and the other masters have given me more information than what I expected. I THANK YOU very much.

PeterTimber, above post, gave me a URL. I am going to follow up on that and see what else I can find. (Grand-mother's Mary Nicasia Cecala birth day, there parents name, etc.)

Also from the above post, I found out my grandfather has brothers. A wealth of information to help me go back in history.

Thanks again to you and to everyone.
Sam
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Re: Looking for info on Grandparents

Postby SamCec » 02 Mar 2009, 15:10

Biff:

How can I copy the Manifest so that I can save it on my system?

Sam
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Re: Looking for info on Grandparents

Postby misbris » 02 Mar 2009, 15:39

Sam,

Why don't you open a file on The Ellis Island site. Then you can save all the manifests you find and save and or print when yyou wish. The site is free (you just have to register)and is a wonderful resource. Look under passenger search. there are options to save your searches and to start a file. :D :D

http://www.ellisisland.org/default.asp? ... gAod0xWQGA

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Re: Looking for info on Grandparents

Postby Biff83 » 02 Mar 2009, 17:07

Here's are possible naturalization records for Filippo Cecala from the Eastern District of PA. Can someone with a subscription to Footnote post the images for Sam?

Series: M1522: Pennsylvania (eastern)
Last Name: Cecala
First Name: Filippo
Middle Name:
Suffix:
Record ID: 26092549
Document Type: Declaration of Intention
Document Year: 1921
Country: Italy
Year Of Birth:
Year Of Immigration: 1904
Witness:
Witness:
Ship:
Spouse:
Alias:
Court: US Circuit Court
Full Date: 1921-04-28

eries: M1522: Pennsylvania (eastern)
Last Name: Cicala
First Name: Filippo
Middle Name:
Suffix:
Record ID: 26086109
Document Type: Other
Document Year: 1923
Country: Italy
Year Of Birth:
Year Of Immigration: 1904
Witness:
Witness:
Ship:
Spouse:
Alias:
Court: US Circuit Court
Full Date: 1923-10-04

Series: M1522: Pennsylvania (eastern)
Last Name: Cicala
First Name: Filippo
Middle Name:
Suffix:
Record ID: 26088547
Document Type: Petition for Naturalization
Document Year: 1923
Country: Italy
Year Of Birth:
Year Of Immigration: 1904
Witness: Giromo Todaro
Witness: Antonio Indelicato
Ship:
Spouse:
Alias:
Court: US Circuit Court
Full Date: 1923-06-11

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Re: Looking for info on Grandparents

Postby Biff83 » 02 Mar 2009, 17:17

Sam,

I'm having no luck locating census records for Filippo, Nicosia and children. Did the family stay in Philadelphia or did they move someplace else? Do you know their chidlrens' names and dates of birth? Any information you can provide would help.

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Re: Looking for info on Grandparents

Postby wldspirit » 02 Mar 2009, 17:48

Biff.....if someone doesn't get to this by evening, I'll post them for you.
Just briefly checking in for spam control :lol:
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Re: Looking for info on Grandparents

Postby Biff83 » 02 Mar 2009, 18:07

Thanks, Lee :D !

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